Recipe Box: Roasted Carrots

Recipe Box: Roasted Carrots

In order to make it into my recipe repertoire, a weeknight dinner must be three things: yummy, healthy, and easy. And these Quick & Tasty Roasted Carrots fit the bill! Roasting vegetables is one of the best ways to really bring out the natural flavors in vegetables, which is great because it’s pretty easy to do. Even if you’re not the biggest fan of raw carrots, this four-ingredient recipe will take your veggies from hard and crunchy to tender and juicy. Plus, the minimal prep time on this side dish means that you can just toss them in the oven and get to work on your main course. Here’s how to make them…

Quick & Tasty Roasted Carrots

Serves 2-4

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of carrots, washed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400-degrees.
  2. Cut carrots in half lengthwise, and toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper on a rimmed sheet pan.
  3. Roast carrots in a single layer for 30 minutes or until browned and tender.

These carrots go with just about any protein, but I often make them as an accompaniment to this Easy Apricot Chicken recipe that I shared a few months back. And since this dish keeps well, I usually chop them up and throw them into a salad for lunch at work the next day.

If you want to give them an extra burst of flavor, sprinkle a little brown sugar over the top of the carrots before popping them in the oven. And as far as the ingredients go, I definitely recommend picking up your carrots from the farmers market. Fresh and local produce always tastes better.
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What’s your favorite veggie to make?

XO Lauren

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Categories: Dine, Lauren Conrad, Recipe Box
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  • Cynthia Sasson

    You should also try jicama or green pumpkin! Its also as delicious as carrots! Btw I love you so much LC!

  • Allison Norton

    love this idea!!

  • Katy @ All sorts of pretty

    Yum! I make these all the time – one of my favorites! Husband approved too :)

  • Jessica Steward

    If you add fresh Thyme to these before roasting they will taste and smell even better!

  • Amanda Kretchmer

    These sounds delicous and I love how easy they are!

  • Monica Castillo

    Love roasted and grilled zucchini!!! Not too crazy about cooked carrots. Would rather have them raw.

  • Ada E

    yummy!!I have to try this one!

  • Sophia

    I make something similar but add a little garlic and cumin seeds to the olive oil. I think carrots taste brilliant with garlic. I normally serve them instead of fries (or chips as we call them in the UK!) with chicken. Yummy!

  • Brandy

    Add a little parsley too!

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